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I&B blames ‘bad drafting’, says no bid to take over Doordarshan

NEW DELHI: The information and broadcasting (I&B) ministry on Thursday clarified that the newly appointed Doordarshan director general (news) Veena Jain would report to Prasar Bharati for operational purposes. The move comes days after the first order sparked speculation on challenging the public broadcaster’s autonomy as it directed Jain to report to the ministry in

Dish TV Q4 PAT at Rs 35 crore

Mumbai : Direct-to-home operator Dish TV India posted a standalone net profit of Rs 35 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 as compared to a net loss of Rs 149 crore for the corresponding quarter last fiscal. Total Income increased from Rs 657 crore in Q4 FY14 to Rs 768.38 crore in Q4

DD, AIR to work for largest width of coverage: Arun Jaitley

New Delhi : Emphasising on objectivity in news, Union Minister Arun Jaitley today said while there is a deluge of channels with “anchor-driven” content, there is still a huge space to cater to audience which is starving for “facts” and coverage of events outside the national capital. The Information and Broadcasting Minister, who was speaking

Rs 780 crore spent by DAVP in 6 months till March 2015: Government

NEW DELHI: The government today said that around Rs 780 crore has been spent or committed with respect to advertisements and publicity by the Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity (DAVP) in six months till March, 2015. Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Rajyavardhan Rathore, shared the above information in Rajya Sabha through a

Al Jazeera penalised for showing wrong map, off air for 5 days

NEW DELHI: International news channel Al Jazeera was today forced to go off air in the country for five days as the government penalised it for repeatedly showing wrong maps of India. Al Jazeera today only showed a blank screen with a message saying that “as instructed by the ministry of Information and Broadcasting, this

Sun TV Network extends fall; slips over 15% in three days

Mumbai: Shares of Sun TV Network has dipped 8% to Rs 372 on the National Stock Exchange (NSE), extending its past two day’s fall, in otherwise firm market. In past three trading sessions, the stock of broadcasting and cable TV operator has fallen 18% from Rs 456 on April 1, on reports that the Enforcement

Videocon d2h to file afresh for India IPO: official

Mumbai: Videocon d2h Ltd, the satellite television arm of Videocon Group, will have to file a new draft prospectus for an initial public offering in domestic markets after fund raising via American depositary shares (ADS), Saurabh Dhoot, director of the company, told Reuters. Videocon d2h agreed to sell ADS worth up to $375 million to

Russia keen to step up cooperation in I&B sector

NEW DELHI: India and Russia today agreed to strengthen ties in the information and broadcasting sector with the exchange of media personnel and cooperation in the social media space. The Russian side also proposed to include information and broadcasting in the BRICS summit slated to be held there soon, Minister of State for I&B Rajyavardhan